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Entrepreneurial identities: reflections from two case studies

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posted on 23.06.2009, 13:09 by Laurie Cohen, Gill Musson
The central focus of this paper is an analysis of the enterprise discourse and how it is articulated by individuals working in small business environments, to construct and reconstruct material practices and psychological identities. The core argument is that, even if people do not take the enterprise culture seriously, even if they feel unaffected by its values and claims, they are inevitably reproducing it through their involvement with the daily practices which are imbued with the notion of enterprise (du Gay and Salaman, 1992). As such, the paper takes a social constructionist perspective which seeks to illustrate how individuals are constituted by the discourse of enterprise, and to provide some empirical evidence of the processes and practices which both reflect and construct that experience.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Citation

COHEN, L. and MUSSON, G., 2000. Entrepreneurial identities: reflections from two case studies. Organization, 7 (1), pp. 31-48

Publisher

© Sage

Version

NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publication date

2000

Notes

This article is Restricted Access. It was published in the journal, Organization [© Sage]. The definitive version is available at: http://org.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/7/1/31

ISSN

1350-5084

Language

en

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